Chadwick's Strategic Plan: An Overview 

In April 2022, Chadwick launched a comprehensive strategic planning process, which will culminate with the development of the school’s next strategic plan. The strategic priorities were developed through an inclusive process that involved voices from across our community and included an extended period of reflection and learning. The Roessler-Chadwick Foundation (RCF) Board of Trustees approved the resulting strategic priorities in June 2023. The strategic priorities will guide Chadwick School for several years. 

Current Strategic Priorities

By 2028, Chadwick School will stand as a model of an educational community that:

1) Commits to Leading 
2) Values Community Wellness 
3) Prioritizes Institutional Sustainability
4) Ensures an Accessible Experience 

These four strategic priorities support our Mission and are designed to empower young people to discover their passions through transformative and cross-cultural experiences and to prepare them to lead and serve in an ever-evolving world.

During the 2023-24 academic year, Head of School Jessica Donovan, along with faculty, staff and the School Leadership Team, will embark on phase two of the strategic planning process to develop specific initiatives and metrics in support of our strategic priorities. 

Strategic Planning Committee

The RCF Board of Trustees consulted with Chadwick community leaders to identify 22 individuals to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee. These individuals represented trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students who worked together under the guidance of the RCF Board to lead our strategic planning process. They brought a variety of skills, backgrounds and perspectives to our work, which they undertook on behalf of, and through the inclusion of, the entire Chadwick community.

Row 1: Jennifer Chou '96,* Cedric Penix,* Craig Polin,* Deborah Levy, Paul Chen, Elizabeth Imende-Cooney,* Josh Goodman '24
Row 2: Tom Sheppard, Denise Mester, Luis Morales,* Rachel Nguyen, Esmeralda Cook, Robert Horne, Amanda Hartigan, Ben Davidson '95
Row 3: Dr. Dijanna Figueroa, Erin Nordlund, Michelle Tabor, Eden Warner, Caroline Payne, Trent Jackson,* Laurie Eddleston

* Design Team Chair

Strategic Planning Design Teams 

Strategic Planning Design Teams were created to further expand the inclusion of members from all parts of the Chadwick community. These Design Teams included faculty, trustees, parents and alumni, along with members of the Strategic Planning Committee. The Design Teams conducted deep dives exploring and developing ideas which they passed on to the Strategic Planning Committee who developed the final recommendations to the RCF Board of Trustees.

Members of the Design Teams
Dr. John Aden, Terri Burke, Armand Dawkins '96, John Dryden, James Eberhart, Ian Eddleston, Pam Freer, Michelle Gerken, Patrice Harmon, Tommy Hattori, Jaime Hoffman, Ruth MacFarlane, Sara Mactavish, Jason Manasse, Chris Meisel, Jeff Mercer, Tom Mooney, Samantha Nadella M.D. '03, Angie Nevarez, Jason Ro, Derek Roth, Uma Sethi, Anne Severns, Renita Smith, Saskia Subramanian, Kimberly Tatman, Nick Tell, Stephanie Uchima-Carney '00, Lauren White, Heidi Yamada.

Consulting Partner

Chadwick partnered with Ian Symmonds and Associates in the development of the strategic priorities. Ian Symmonds and Associates is an industry-leading, global consulting firm. With 1,000 clients over 20 years and an impeccable record of thought leadership through writing, speaking and consulting, 

Updates to Our Community

Stay informed about the status of our Strategic Planning process by accessing our communications with the community below.

Strategic Planning Update
June 2023

Strategic Planning Update
Fall 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year From the Board of Trustees
August 2022

Strategic Planning